§ 29. Wing-Commander Hulbert
asked the Secretary of State for Air to what extent the policy of employing Women's 153 Auxiliary Air Force personnel as balloon operators has been modified; and whether he can make any statement on this matter?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
The policy of employing women as balloon operators has been fully justified by results and has not been changed. Any suggestions that the duties are unsuitable for women are quite unfounded. Establishments of balloon squadrons as of other units are, of course, adjusted from time to time in the light of experience and to meet changing operational requirements.
§ Wing-Commander Hulbert
In view of the very ill-informed statements which have been issued in the last few weeks, will the right hon. Gentleman see that the statement that he has made to-day gets as much publicity as possible?
§ Captain C. S. Taylor
Has the right hon. Gentleman considered the possibility of calling for part-time volunteers?